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Listen: Balls & Whistles 43 – Inverness Caledonian Thistle hit blip in Championship, Clachnacuddin turn focus to Highland League Cup, pivotal weekend for ICT Women and more!

By Andrew Henderson

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It's the international break, but while that means Ross County are set for two free weekends in-a-row there is plenty at stake for the likes of Inverness Caledonian Thistle's men's and women's teams, Highland League clubs and North Caledonian League outfits too.

Caley Thistle take on Dunfermline on home turf tomorrow with the Pars still sitting at the bottom of the table without a win to show for their efforts so far. It was a tricky contest when the sides met in Fife though, ending 1–1, but a win could see Inverness return to top spot in the Championship.

For Highland League sides it is cup weekend, with Clachnacuddin hosting Strathspey Thistle in a rematch of the North of Scotland Cup quarter final, while Nairn County are due to make the tough trip to Buckie Thistle hoping to kickstart their campaign.

There are some big matches in the North Caledonian League with a top of the table clash between Loch Ness and Golspie Sutherland in Fortrose, plus a Ross-shire derby between Invergordon and St Duthus.

That is also the case for ICT Women, who could move into a potential promotion spot if they can avenge their opening day defeat to East Fife at Inverness Royal Academy on Sunday.

There is also a quick update on two Highland Boxing Academy athletes who were in action at Lochaber Phoenix's show last weekend.

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